Ralph’s Radio in Vancouver and Victoria are proud to announce that the TELUS Drive+ Connected Car solution is now available at both of our locations. Drive+ is a compact cellular communication device that plugs right into the OBD-II port under your dash to provide GPS locating, vehicle diagnostics and high-speed WiFi data connectivity. Does this sound too good to be true? It isn’t. Let’s look at how the system works.
Car Location Tracking Features
The Drive+ OBD-II interface includes vehicle locating features similar to those built into your smartphone. Anyone logged into your Drive+ app account can see the location of the associated vehicle in real time. Want to know when your kids have arrived at school or their friend’s house? Set a geofence around those locations and you’ll get a notification as soon as they arrive. You can also set custom speed alerts and receive notifications if that threshold has been exceeded. The Drive+ OBD-II interface includes an accelerometer that will let you know if someone bumps into your vehicle while it’s parked. Finally, if someone steals your car, you can track their exact location and notify the police.
Vehicle Information and Drive Reporting
Do you need to log your mileage for work? Drive+ keeps track of where you have driven, and the information is easy to export at tax time. Driving behavior is logged by the accelerometer to track harsh braking or sudden acceleration. Drive+ is a great solution for company-owned vehicles.
Because the Drive+ is connected to your OBD-II port, it can listen to your vehicle. In most applications, you can check your fuel level and battery voltage from the app before you leave the house. If the Check Engine light comes on, you will receive an instant notification. Detailed information about the trouble code is provided so you can determine the severity of the issue. The app will even help you find a mechanic nearby.
4G LTE Wi-Fi Hotspot
With the Drive+ on board, up to five digital devices can have access to the Internet over a high-speed connection. Your co-pilot can check his e-mail at work and your kids can keep up with their friends in Minecraft or Roblox. You can share your smartphone data plan with your Drive+ to ensure you and your family are always connected.
Connect Your Car with TELUS Drive+ Today
Drop into either Ralph’s Radio location and ask us about TELUS Drive+. Our team will happily answer any questions you may have, and we’ll take care of activation, setup details and installation of the Drive+ module in your vehicle. You can be on your way in no time. For more information, give us a call or send us an e-mail using our online contact form.